BlackBerry announced the Classic smartphone last month in the US for $449. The BlackBerry Classic was originally introduced as BlackBerry Q20 at the MWC 2014 earlier this year. We have already seen the unboxing of the device and now let’s take a look at the hardware of the phone in the form of photo gallery.
The BlackBerry Classic sports a 3.5-inch (720 x 720 pixels) touch screen display at 294 PPI pixel density which is the largest ever on a BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the Classic packs a 2GB RAM, 16GB of inbuilt memory and supports microSD cards up to 128GB. The 2515 mAh battery promises of up to 22 hours of mixed battery life. The phone runs on BB OS 10.3.1 that adds updated icons and an instant action bar.
The BlackBerry Classic has a 2MP Fixed-Focus front-facing camera with 720p HD video recording. It has the earpiece and BlackBerry branding at the center.
The phone has a 35-key QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with wider layout and larger sculpted keys and navigation keys. It comes with the trademark trackpad at the center.
Classic has volume keys on the right side with Mute button in the middle. You can press and hold this button to launch BlackBerry Assistant.
On the left side the phone has nano SIM and micro SD card slots.
The micro USB port is seen at the bottom while the loudspeaker grill and the microphone grill are situated on either side of the USB port.
The 3.5mm audio jack is seen on the top along with the power button in the center.
The back of the phone has a rubbery smooth touch that gives a good grip. The BlackBerry Logo is situated at the center.
The phone has a 8MP auto-focus rear camera with BSI sensor, 5-element f2.2 lens, LED Flash and supports 1080p HD video recording at 30fps.
In terms of connectivity, BlackBerry Classic supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SlimPort, NFC and GPS + GLONASS.